Get to know Amy

Amy Kauppila, Ph.D., is the Vice President of Data Science for InfoWorks and co-leads the data and analytics practice. Amy particularly enjoys helping clients achieve their goals and grow to greater success and she has spent over fifteen years in the consulting sector, primarily in healthcare. Her strengths include understanding complex data science and business needs, segmenting those needs into achievable goals, and developing methods and techniques for data analysis. 

Amy firmly believes that analyzing data can bring tremendous benefit to organizations by building efficiencies and producing value. She’s passionate about helping clients create clarity and discern insight to enable them to make informed and data-supported choices and take optimized and data-driven actions. 

Before joining the data science industry, Dr. Kauppila served as a professor at Vanderbilt University, teaching engineering and computer science courses and conducting research on the statistical factors impacting the reliability of microelectronics. She still functions as an adjunct professor at Vanderbilt and is associated with both the Engineering School and the Data Science Institute. Dr. Kauppila also taught at Lipscomb University. She is trained in data visualization and storytelling, project management, technical business analysis, and documentation.

Life Outside the Office

Amy married her high school sweetheart and together they have three children. In her free time, she enjoys running, hiking, spending time on snow-capped mountains, and reading.

Professional Development

Amy has published several peer-reviewed journal articles and presented to numerous technical and non-technical audiences.

  • Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, Vanderbilt University
  • Master of Science in Electrical Engineering, Vanderbilt University
  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, Auburn University
  • University Graduate Fellow, Vanderbilt University
  • Tau Beta Pi Graduate Fellow (2000)
  • National Science Foundation Graduate Fellow (2001 – 2004)
  • IEEE Member (1997 – Present)

Community Involvement

Amy particularly enjoys encouraging young women to pursue technical fields and serves in an advisory capacity for two local universities:

  • Lipscomb University School of Data Analytics and Technology
  • Vanderbilt University Electrical and Computer Engineering External Advisory Board

Amy also volunteered on a four-year commission that conducted the human resource functions for a large Nashville-based non-profit organization.

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